Local
September 9, 2019

McKnight Foundation will double down on greener-economy grants

McKnight Foundation to realign its $90M in giving.
Local
September 9, 2019
Building materials for a home under construction sat near several already inhabited homes in Inver Grove Heights last year.

'Cookie jar' e-mail inflames debate over Minnesota cities' permit fees

Builders say message is proof that cities are overcharging them.
Business
September 9, 2019
Monday was Claudine Vogel’s first day at Aurelius Manufacturing, which employs 75 people in Braham, Minn.

Skilled labor remains big issue for Minnesota employers

Roughly 92% of private Minnesota employers in a recent poll reported difficulty filling some or all salaried and hourly craft positions. The figure was well above the national average of 80%.
Minneapolis
September 9, 2019
The University of Minnesota is proposing to buy the Shriner’s Hospital on the bluffs of the Mississippi in Minneapolis for $22.5 million. The U inte

U eyes Shriners site in Minneapolis for child brain health research center

$55 million plan is to turn the property into a research site for children's brain health.
Local
September 9, 2019
"I think we are turning a page and hopefully the problems we had for over a decade are behind us," state Rep. Frank Hornstein said Monday, Sept. 9, as

Legislators: 'We have turned the corner' on troubled MNLARS system

Legislators hope MNLARS replacement can reduce wait times, mistakes.
Business
September 9, 2019
Sunglasses on display at Warby Parker inside Askov Finlayson.

Warby Parker eyewear, J.W. Hulme, Nic + Zoe all joining Edina's Galleria this fall

Warby Parker among three opening this fall.
Business
September 9, 2019

Red Lake Nation opens shopping center on northern Minnesota land

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota opened last week a new shopping center on the "Red Lake Nation" north of Bemidji.
Business
September 9, 2019
Regis CEO Hugh Sawyer

CEO Pay Watch: Regis' Hugh Sawyer made $3.6 million last fiscal year

Total compensation: $3,612,168 (year ended June 30, 2019)Salary: $950,000 • Bonus: $145,802 • Nonequity incentive pay: $715,431Other: $26,946 • Value realized on vesting shares: $1,773,989…
Business
September 9, 2019

Thailand's new king takes greater control of the military

Monarch is obsessed with military titles and has generals falling in line.
Business
September 9, 2019
Kohl’s started a streamlined version of its rewards program in eight markets more than a year ago, and has added five more while still considering i

Target, other top retailers push hard to enhance customer rewards programs

Retailers try to distinguish themselves in giving steady customers incentives to come back
Business
September 8, 2019
Associate Manager of secondhand apparel store Crossroads Trading, Wendy Garfias, 22, buys and trades clothing from costumers in Chicago's Wicker Park

Secondhand shopping, once stigmatized, is going mainstream

Big retailers want in on the used-goods scene.
Business
September 8, 2019

Mackay: One person can make a difference in the world

If you need convincing, look to Travis Mills, one of only five surviving quadruple-amputee soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Business
September 8, 2019

So, how do I know when it's time to sell my business?

Selling your business should be part of your long-term personal financial plan.
Business
September 8, 2019

Reyer: Your new manager has no idea who you are. Here's how to fix that

However, trite though it may sound, you do choose your reactions.
Business
September 8, 2019
Steve Renier of Broadhead, the largest integrated independent agency in Minnesota.

Broadhead's new senior talent leader seeks to 'always be recruiting' for independent agency

Agency's independence a big reason Steve Renier returned to the company.
Business
September 8, 2019
High resolution digital image depicting a single, sad, dirty polar bear, floating on a dwindling chunk of ice, in the center of vast ocean garbage pat

Yes, economic growth has come at a huge cost to climate

Our future is in many ways in the hands of the very wealthy and powerful. For them, concerns about survival pale in contrast to — what?
Business
September 8, 2019

Business people

Moving up Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, named John Crippen executive director. He was director of historic sites and museums, where he was oversaw Minnesota’s state…
Business
September 7, 2019
Built to rent: All 66 houses in Maple Grove’s Mills Creek are rentals. The development appeals to millennials who don’t want a mortgage and retire

In Maple Grove and Plymouth, a new kind of housing is going up: Rentals

Investors hope to draw a new generation of renters who want maintenance- and mortgage-free life without sharing a wall, hall or garage.
Business
September 7, 2019

Writing with precision is not just a pet peeve

A hawk-eyed reader has delivered me a dose of comeuppance. He challenged my assertion that there is no such word as “upcoming.” I recently described…
Local
September 7, 2019
The mower, now being development, is solar powered to combat climate change.

Minnesota teams look to have 'cowbot' ready for a pasture next summer

University of Minnesota team, Toro researchers are developing a robotic mower for farmers.